According to their Facebook, In today’s Hip Hop and R&B world it is hard to stick out with the high demand of recycled sounds and exploitative music. YNG is determined to change this. A 15-year-old Burmese refugee who has been speaking English for less than half his life and his 13-year-old friend from the city's South End are the winners of the sixth annual Grammy Foundation and MusiCares Teens Make Music Contest for their song "Fight," about resisting drugs, alcohol and other negative influences.
The award for Lee Reh and Rah-mene McDuffie, who record under the name Young Noble Gentlemen, comes with a prize package that includes $5,000 cash and tickets to the 58th annual Grammy Awards, being held Feb. 15 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. They will also receive a backstage tour during a Grammy rehearsal during the weekend prior to the show, contest organizers said.
Reh and McDuffie wrote "Fight" late last year after learning about the Teens Make Music contest, which invites 14- to 18-years-old to submit an original song that, according to competition rules, "celebrates life above the influence or brings attention to the real-life consequences of substance abuse."